Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavior Training to Mothers with ADHD Children on Reducing Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Increase the Happiness of parents

Document Type : Original


1 Assistant Professor of Counseling, University of Alzahra

2 Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Yazd

3 MA in Educational Psychology, University of Yazd


Purpose: The purpose of this experimental research was to investigate the effectiveness training Cognitive-Behavior to mothers on decreasing ADHD symptoms and increasing happiness of mothers and as the result the father the happiness.
Methods: The research design was semi experimental with pre- test, post- test, and control group.  Subjects were 45 children with syndrome ADHD who were selected voluntarily from Imam Hussein Clinic in yazd city. They assigned in 3 groups, 1- prescribed drugs for Children, 2- prescribed drugs for Children with mother group training, and 3- control group. Experimental Group (1), Children under psychiatric treatment received drugs and their mothers received 9 sessions training, Experimental group(2) Children under psychiatric treatment received drugs, and control group remained with no intervention and was put on the waiting list. Instruments were Conner’s Parents Rating Scale (CPRS), and oxford happiness inventory that administrated as pre- test and post- test.
Findings: The data were collected and analyzed by statistical methods, Analysis of variance one way & two ways. The results showed that both of experimental methods was effective on decreasing ADHD symptoms (p<0/01) but training method to mothers was more effective than prescribed drugs group (p<0/05). Furthermore, the effect of mothers training was a significant increase in their happiness (p<0/01). Also increased mother happiness could to   increasing father happiness (p<0/05). 
Conclusion: for decreasing ADHD symptoms, is better mother training and drug therapy together. Also increased mother happiness could to increasing father happiness.


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